Tasty Tuesday brings you a special Valentine’s Day treat from romance author Amy Rivers. Just the title will make your mouth water. White Chocolate, Mascarpone Cheese, and Raspberry Panini combine to be the Language of Love to share with your special someone. Tell us more about it, Amy.
It’s funny how little things can make such a big impression in our minds. When my husband and I were dating, he was continually surprising me with romantic gestures, despite his claim of being unromantic. Once, he made me heart-shaped biscuits from scratch. And I often walk into my office to discover my favorite Trader Joe’s chocolate bar on my keyboard, just because.
One of my favorite memories involves paninis. My husband loves paninis. He bought himself a Panini press, and though I gave him a hard time about his one-use appliance, secretly I craved his paninis. So, one morning he surprised me with these scrumptious white chocolate and raspberry paninis with mascarpone cheese. I can’t even begin to describe how decadent and delicious those paninis were. When I think of romantic gestures, it’s often with visions of ooey gooey chocolate in mind.
White Chocolate, Marscapone Cheese, and Raspberry Paninis
1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
1 oz high quality white chocolate bar
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 teaspoons unsalted butter, softened
4 slices challah bread
2 teaspoons seedless raspberry preserves
12 fresh red raspberries
For garnish: powdered sugar, fresh mint, fresh raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries
- Blend mascarpone cheese, white chocolate and vanilla in a bowl. Refrigerate until needed.
- Preheat Panini grill pan.
- Evenly butter one side of each challah slice and lay butter side down on a working surface.
- Spread cheese mixture evenly on two pieces of bread. Spread raspberry preserves evenly over cheese mixture.
- Place remaining slices of bread on top to create two sandwiches.
- Grill until bread is golden brown and filing is warm (about 2 minutes).
- Cut into halves or quarters.
- Garnish with powdered sugar, mint leaves and fresh raspberries.
Serve warm and with love!
Amy Rivers was born and raised in southern New Mexico and currently resides in Colorado with her husband and kids. She has a Master’s degree with concentrations in Psychology and Politics, two topics she loves to incorporate into her personal essays and novels. Amy has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses, Novelty Bride Magazine, ESME.com and Splice Today. Her first novel, Wallflower Blooming, was published in August 2016. Best Laid Plans & Other Disasters, the second book in the Cambria series, was released in January 2017.
Best Laid Plans & Other Disasters
A year after she is elected mayor of a prosperous Colorado city, Gwen Marsh’s career and life are fully on track, all according to plan. So why is she in such a slump emotionally and physically? New conflicts keep boiling over in city government, and her earlier allies no longer support her. She and her boyfriend have an ideal relationship, which she finds inexplicably dissatisfying. Without telling her, he decides to take a new job that has him traveling out of state every week. Suddenly unexpected developments turn everything topsy-turvy, and Gwen is forced to re-examine her carefully-planned life.
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Sounds divine to me! Thanks for stopping by and sharing such a delectable dessert recipe, Amy. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
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